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Rosie Thomas 2-Book Collection One: Iris and Ruby, Constance

Rosie Thomas 2-Book Collection One: Iris and Ruby, Constance

Two of Rosie Thomas's best-loved titles, IRIS AND RUBY and CONSTANCE, packaged together for the first time as an ebook set.

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ISBN 9780007518784
Barcode 9780007518784
Published 11 April 2013 by HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Thomas, Rosie
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780007518784
ISBN-10 0007518781
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 11 April 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Thomas, Rosie
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
World History
Number of Pages 864
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 794801

Description of this Electronic Book

Two of Rosie Thomas's best-loved titles, IRIS AND RUBY and CONSTANCE, packaged together for the first time as an ebook set.
IRIS AND RUBY tells the story of mothers, daughters and the distance between three generations of one family. Stiflingly quiet and claustrophobic, Iris Black's house is Cairo is suddenly disturbed by the unexpected arrival of her troubled and wilful teenage granddaughter, Ruby. Ruby has run away from England to seek solace with the grandmother she hasn't seen for many years. As she helps Iris document her deteriorating memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War Two, an unlikely bond is formed.
In CONSTANCE, Connie Thorne was a foundling, a child left by her mother for strangers to find. Forty years on, she has put all her energy into creating a flawless shell for herself. Her sister Jeanette is her opposite in every way, yet they both fell in love with the same man, causing a huge rift between them. Years later, Jeanette contacts Connie to tell her she is dying. Can they put the past behind them and make their peace?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Acclaim for IRIS AND RUBY:
'Thomas can write with ravishing sensuality' The Times
'Her evocation of the wartime [Cairo] has all the raffish, glittering brittleness of life on the edge...touches on the variety and nuances of love between men and women, and the power of family relationships to enhance and destroy lives' Daily Mail
'Rosie Thomas creates unforgettable characters and settings. She's a superb writer.' Choice
Acclaim for CONSTANCE:
'A lust and sweeping voyage of self-discovery' Daily Mail
'Heart-rending and beautifully written... You cannot fail to be moved' Daily Express
'Thomas can write with ravishing sensuality' The Times

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Author's Bio

Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including bestsellers THE KASHMIR SHAWL, SUN AT MIDNIGHT, IRIS AND RUBY and CONSTANCE. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.

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